How do you organize your ebooks so that you can browse them?
September 28, 2017 11:07 AM   Subscribe

I have many ebooks or documents I would like to treat as such. This includes, e.g., lots of comics in .cbr format. How are people these days storing their digital data in such a way that they can see what they've got and browse for interesting things. Is there cataloging software that is good for this? (I use Macs and iOS devices.) Basically I would like to recreate as closely as possible the experience of looking through a bookshelf.
posted by OmieWise to Computers & Internet (4 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
posted by rtha at 11:17 AM on September 28, 2017 [4 favorites]

I use Calibre for some things, but I don't like that it moves my files around. I like to manage my own folders. On my phone and iPad, I use an app called Documents that handles pdfs and epubs nicely. When I am looking for something to read, I mostly use Goodreads to browse. Epubor is also worth a look.
posted by soelo at 11:31 AM on September 28, 2017

3nd-ing Calibre.
posted by quinndexter at 1:22 AM on September 29, 2017

Calibre's great, but I'd also strongly suggest checking out the demo version of Bookpedia. I just bought it to organize all my physical books, but I've also dragged my many many epubs into it, and it's great for that. I use free software whenever I can, but I have been beyond delighted with the very reasonably priced Bookpedia (and their other apps, should you wish to catalog your DVDs or CDs as well). (Plus: cover flow! If you care about that sort of thing.)
posted by kristi at 11:01 AM on September 29, 2017

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